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 for defraud
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Defraud \De*fraud"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrauded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Defrauding.] [L. defraudare; de- + fraudare to
     cheat, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. OF. defrauder. See
     Fraud.]
     To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a
     deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by
     embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a
     servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the
     thing taken or withheld.
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           We have defrauded no man.                --2 Cor. vii.
                                                    2.
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           Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights.
                                                    --Hooker.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  defraud
      v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my
           inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted
           her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little
           change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick,
           nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct,
           gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "defraud":
     abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, bamboozle, beat, beguile,
     beguile of, bilk, boost, borrow, bunco, burn, cheat, chisel,
     chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, con, cop,
     cozen, crib, deceive, delude, diddle, do, do in, do out of, dupe,
     embezzle, euchre, extort, filch, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam,
     fob, foil, fool, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hoax, hocus,
     hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hook, humbug, lift, make off with, milk,
     mulct, nip, outwit, pack the deal, palm, pigeon, pilfer, pinch,
     poach, practice fraud upon, purloin, rip off, rob, rook, rope in,
     run away with, rustle, scam, screw, scrounge, sell gold bricks,
     shave, shoplift, shortchange, snare, snatch, snitch,
     stack the cards, steal, stick, sting, swindle, swipe, take,
     take a dive, take in, thieve, thimblerig, throw a fight, trick,
     victimize, walk off with
  
  

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